12/24-12/26: Happy Holiday


It's Christmas time, so this weekend, it's all about family, friends and the occasional glass of egg nog.  But if you're desperate for something to do (and we don't blame you if the family thing gets a little old), then read on friends, read on.

CHRISTMAS NIGHT COMEDY:  Just when you thought the entire state shut down on Christmas, Foxwoods comes to the rescue.  Head to Comix to check out Rick Valles and Steve Boros.  The two comics have been appearing together for years at some of the best comedy clubs on the East Coast.  Their rapid-fire delivery and impeccable timing makes for a ridiculously entertaining show.  The pair have two shows Saturday night and one Sunday night.  Tickets are $25-$35.

POST CHRISTMAS STORY:  Sunday, once all the presents have been unwrapped and the rush for returns has begun, fear not, Christmas is still hanging around.  Head to Playhouse on Park in West Hartford.  The theater is putting on the Hartbeat Ensemble's annual production of Ebeneeza - A Hartford Holiday Carol.  The show reflects the grit, grim and the humor that 2010 brought us.  Ebeneeza is a multicultural retelling of the class Christmas Carol, using Hartford history, Christmas feasts, Hanukkah rituals and Kwanzaa celebrations.  The curtain rises Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $15-$32.50

FEELING THE HEAT:  Continue your post holiday frivolity in Norfolk tonight.  Infinity Hall is playing host to a rare reunion show of Street Temperature.  Back in the late '70s and early '80s, the band was one of the premier jazz fusion groups in Connecticut, becoming regulars at the legendary 880 Club in the South End of Hartford.  Sunday night, the band (minus founding member Ed Fournier who passed away in 1996) will perform all the songs that made them a mainstay in the music scene. 

TANGY:  Round out your Holiday weekend with a little hip-hop.  The one-and-only Wu Tang Clan is hitting Toad's Place Sunday night in New Haven.  The group has launched the careers of the likes of Raekwon, Method Man, Masta Killa, RZA and others.  They've been called one of the best hip hop groups of all time, and have influenced countless other acts.  Tickets for their 9:30 p.m. show are $40.

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